On July 17, 2018, Blake Paul was re-appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. This will be his second term on the Commission. The Judicial Nominating Commission is a constitutional body responsible for making nominations to the Governor for appointment to Circuit and County Court judicial positions in the Tenth Circuit. The Tenth Circuit includes Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. Blake served as the Chairman of the Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission from July, 2017 through June of 2018.